Friday, August 29, 2008

Ask Not what your country can do for you.....

As we listened to the Messiah give his acceptance speech last night we were overwhelmed by both the amount of time devoted to bad mouthing McCain and our country as it is today and the amount of time promising pie in the sky. We can't wait for the man on the street interviews this fall where he is asked who is he going to vote for. We know the answer already, "I haven't/have decided yet/now because I want to vote for the one that will do the most for me.

It's a sad commentary on our times when we vote for an individual based on what they will do for me. Would that we had a guy that might say, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Rather, ask what you can do for your country."

A good editorial on this can be found at:

1 comment:

Eric said...

It's amazing to me that someone who professes "a belief that the United States of America is a country founded with a Christian/Judeo philosophy" and who regularly takes people to task for their misinterpretations of their own faith can be so hostile to the government providing social justice.

Rugged individualism is an anti-Christian philosophy. That's the truth. You're certainly entitled to hold the "ownership society" view of government, but then don't get all self righteous when others' view of government doesn't mesh with your understanding of Christianity.